Iconic British psychedelic pop legends The Zombies are back to celebrate their long-awaited Induction into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, with a new album in the works and their 2022 “Life Is A Merry-Go-Round” Tour. This tour feels like a well-deserved victory lap after some major wins for this hard working veteran band, who are truly in a class of their own. The band being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is certainly a significant event in the history of the Zombies, and one that was a long time in the making. After receiving their 4th nomination in 5 years, the support for The Zombies’…
They Blinded Me with Psych! The Chemistry Set’s “Pink Felt Trip”
As a mom of an 8 month old, most of the music I’m currently listening to is “Baby Shark” related. And while those “doo doo doo doo”s are admittedly pretty catchy, it’s incredibly refreshing for me to get to hear something complex, ephemeral, and COOL. Pink Felt Trip, the latest album from The Chemistry Set is all of those things and more. The Chemistry Set are no newcomers to the scene- this year marks their 35th anniversary making music. The cult London Psychedelic band The Chemistry Set have quite a history. Founded by Dave Mclean and Paul Lake in 1987, the band are veterans of the alternative Manchester label “Imaginary”…
Fringed jackets and far out pop sounds: Gabriel’s Dawn’s self titled debut
"Gabriel’s Dawn are one of the most exciting bands born of the Covid lockdowns- this month, they are releasing their first full length album and I can’t get enough of their twangy jangle pop."
IXZHILION: Kraut rock from outta this world
The year is 2022, and we are not living in the future that I wanted. There’s a seemingly never-ending pandemic still going on, live shows keep getting cancelled, Taylor Swift and Adele are causing vinyl I actually want to be delayed forever….it’s a drag. But, luckily there is one band who just released a debut that I can only sum up as “music for the future I want to be living in”. IXZHILION is that band. So far, the band has released 4 songs- their debut single, “ANKIMILION”, along with “IXZHILION” 1”, “GOATMEALION”, and “SIGNS OF IXZHILION”. Is it kraut rock? Is it post punk? Psych? Perhaps something entirely different?…
Summer Singles Round Up!
Summer is in full swing, and bands have been releasing some fantastic singles! Here’s a roundup of some of the best new releases and some of the full length releases we have to look forward to: The Small Breed- The Fifth Season The Small Breed, out of the Netherlands, always do a phenomenal job of spinning baroque, psychedelic melodies. On “The Fifth Season” they’re delving even more into heavy psych than on previous releasing, making me very excited for their next full release! Acid Tongue (feat Death Valley Girls)- Take Me To Your Leader A heavy rockin, rollin, new psych collaboration between Acid Tongue and Death Valley Girls with a…
POW World Music Video Premiere: The Harmony Motel’s “Gettin’ Started Late”
Stanton Hall will be known to POW readers as the bassist for Portland’s The Zags. This year, he’s releasing a new album from his solo project The Harmony Motel- recorded as a result of quarantine, Topical Depression will be out August 13th with lead single “Gettin Started Late”‘s video out today! Check out the world premiere of the video below. The video was recorded on Stanton’s recent epic family road trip and the tune has major bouncy, retro vibes and fun melodies that make you want to jump in your car for a weekend getaway. According to Stanton, “Bradley Skaught, singer-songwriter-guitarist for the most excellent Bay Area band The Bye…